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Old 11-02-2010, 11:15 PM   #1
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Need some help. Need to change the extractor, replace the ejector port cover, and clean everything out real good. Can anyone help me with the disassembly. Talked to a local gunsmith today and he basically refused to work on it. So i figured as many rim fires and bolt actions i have worked on i might as well give it a try on this one. Its not much good to me the way it is. Just looking for some pointers. Thanks

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Old 11-03-2010, 03:03 AM   #2
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Try that. Remington has been very good to me, and the manuals are free.

Oh- tips- when taking anything apart, take a few digital photos BEFORE taking anything apart. Spring loaded stuff should be taken apart inside of a 1 gallon plastic bag. When something goes SPROING you don't spend the next hour looking for it.

What we have here is... failure- to communicate.

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I've had a couple of them. I used the Gun Digest book of semi automatic rifles to fiddle with them. They're a great reference and pretty simple to follow if you have a bit of skill.
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To remove the bolt, you have to remove the barrel first. Brownells has a barrel wrench especially for these. They are a PITA to take apart.
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